[Arctium lappa] One of the leading detoxifying herbs in both Western and Chinese herbal medicine. It is used to treat conditions arising from an “overabundance” of toxins, such as boils, rashes and chronic skin problems. Helps to cleanse the body of waste products.
A constituent in burdock is thought to have an antibiotic effect. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as hypoglycaemic (lowering blood sugar levels) and diuretic effects, with an anti-tumour action also. Usually used in combination with another herb or herbs.